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The polar regions, also called the frigid zones, of Earth are the regions of the planet that surround its geographical poles (the North and South Poles), lying within the polar circles.

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Russia considers using heavy drones to control Arctic borders

The Russian industry considers developing heavy drones to control the border in Arctic regions, First Deputy Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), Border Guard Service Head Vladimir Kulishov...

Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers complete 16-hour flight above Arctic

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Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers have performed a 16-hour flight above the neutral waters of the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Arctic Ocean, the Russian Defense Ministry...
Military drills in Arctic (photo Russia Today)

Russian marines heat up the Arctic with large-scale exercise

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Russia has been actively boosting its military presence in the Arctic in recent years, building new bases and airfields as well as repairing old ones.
Ice cores drilled in 2012 into the Greenland ice sheet revealed large, meters-thick ice slabs beneath the snow (photo Science News)

Expanding ice slabs are increasing Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise

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Greenland’s melting, set off by global warming due to higher levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, has increased dramatically in the last few decades.
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Lavrov points out UK’s double standards in regard to the Falkland Islands, Crimea

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Navalny arrested until February 15

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Russian Air Force launches dozens of strikes over central Syria

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